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  • Summary: In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City thatIn Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Jun 29, 2019
    100
    The stunning graphics, incredible survival horror combat and wonderfully eerie setting make picking up a copy of Resident Evil 2 a no-brainer.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    The silliness helps tie together Resident Evil 2’s combination of genuine terror with baroque puzzles and excessive action, making sure that it is frightening but always fun. It has always been the ethos that has made Resident Evil such an enduring survival-horror success for over twenty years. This remake captures it perfectly, but makes sure it has plenty of fresh tricks up its sleeve to ensure it has as much of an impact on the here and now.
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    Drawing inspiration from the simplicity of the original trilogy, the improved movement from Resident Evil 4 and the exciting, gritty realism from Resident Evil 7, the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2 is the greatest genetic success to ever come out of the Umbrella Laboratories. An incredibly fresh-yet-classic experience that sets new standards on how a survival horror game should be designed in our era.
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is likely the single most excellent video game remake ever created and I'm hard-pressed to think of anything else that could even compare.
  5. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2’s remake highlights just how great Capcom’s first sequel in the Resident Evil series ways, but does it in a way that makes it the most compelling entry in the series thus far. It’s smart changes merge with the classic design expertly, while its atmosphere is rich thanks to gorgeous lighting and incredible sound design. It’s a reminder of the past, but this remake would be a fine direction for the future of Resident Evil.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Don't labor under the delusion that, if you played the original Resident Evil 2, that you should skip this one for some reason. There’s no excuse of “I’ve already played the original, so I don’t need to grab this one.” You couldn’t be more wrong if that’s your line of thinking. From top to bottom, this is already an early contender for Game of the Year 2019, and one of the greatest reasons ever to be a survival horror fan.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    By trying to please so many different players the game will probably not satisfy anyone completely. Resident Evil veterans will feel like it is a bit too simple and unfaithful. New players will wonder about the 90s logic in spending so much time looking for keys so you can politely unlock doors when your backpack is loaded with rocket launchers and oversized shotguns which could just as easily have blown them off their hinges.

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  1. Negative: 34 out of 744
  1. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Omg, this game is absolutely amazing and awesome game ever i playing.. it is very scary. i have no problem with shooting zombies with manyOmg, this game is absolutely amazing and awesome game ever i playing.. it is very scary. i have no problem with shooting zombies with many bullets.. Sound and voice acting are great.. graphic look stunning especially atmosphere details on everything i see.... Story and opening intro are great.. Thank You : Capcom for incredible job on this game. Please do remake for RE 3 Nemesis with Jill Valentine for PS4 and PS5 Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2019
    10
    They took Resident Evil 2 and remade it from the ground up. Very well made. I can't wait to see what they do with Resident Evil 3.
  3. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Absolute Masterpiece! The visuals are flawless the audio is superb! Headphones are strongly recommended!
  4. Dec 18, 2019
    10
    To be honest, this was my first time ever playing a Resident Evil game and to say I was blown away would be an understatement. I love thisTo be honest, this was my first time ever playing a Resident Evil game and to say I was blown away would be an understatement. I love this game from top to bottom and it was probably among my favorite video game experiences ever, which is saying a lot. Everything from the inventory management, to the puzzle solving, to the shooting mechanics, to carefully planning my routes gave me one of the best experiences I've ever had playing a game. Definitely my favorite game of 2019 and probably in my personal top 3 favorite games ever! Would recommend to everyone. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2020
    9
    Римейк лучшего классического резидента, вобрав в себя самые удачные идеи из всей серии.Римейк лучшего классического резидента, вобрав в себя самые удачные идеи из всей серии.
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    9
    The game have a few problems. But it comes back to do what RE games have to-do. Show you in a situation where you are almost defenseless andThe game have a few problems. But it comes back to do what RE games have to-do. Show you in a situation where you are almost defenseless and with almost no resources. You have to survive with all that you can save. The problem is the bosses who are just a pain in the a** and a bullet sponge. Alongside with it, the story was messed with continuity problems. But RE2R is the best RE after Code Verinica. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2020
    0
    Constant profanity... get a thesaurus, Capcom. There was no swearing in the original.

    Why bother carefully crafting cinematic camera
    Constant profanity... get a thesaurus, Capcom. There was no swearing in the original.

    Why bother carefully crafting cinematic camera angles, when you can force the player to fiddle a joystick for ten hours just to see anything. How is that an improvement? I hope you like seeing Leon's ass for ten hours.

    This is made by people who thought the original game was bad. They wanted to change every thing they could. These are not Leon and Claire. This is not Resident Evil 2. The correct word here would be imposter. This game is an imposter and its characters are imposters.
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